NONPROFIT OF THE MONTH | Camp Courageous & The Arc of Northwest Ohio

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in May

Hearing the words, “Your child has autism” or “…she will be born with Down syndrome” can be scary for a lot of parents. More often than not, it’s the unknown that is the scariest part. “What does this mean for my child? Will he be able to do the same things other kids do? What kind of services are available if I need them?”


For parents of kids (and adults) with different developmental disabilities like autism, Down syndrome, Asperger’s, and others, navigating their way through the maze of things they need can be very confusing. Camp Courageous & The Arc of Northwest Ohio is a local non-profit that specializes in serving the developmentally disabled population and their families. We serve all ages and ability levels.

Founded over 50 years ago by a group of dedicated parents advocating for their children’s rights, Camp Courageous & The Arc’s mission is to help our consumers live full lives and become productive members of their community. We offer a wide range of programs and services, from camping experiences and life skills classes to advocacy training and parent support. Let us help you navigate the maze and find the right supports for your child and your family.

For information on programs, events, or volunteer opportunities, or to tour our camp, call 419-882-0941 or visit or

We look forward to serving you!❦

Mercy Health